Application as a Spouse of a British Citizen

Documents Required

Please find below a list of the documents required for your application.

It should be noted that the Home Office will only accept original documents. If no original is available, photocopied documents must be a stamped certified true copy of the original. Where a document is not in English or Welsh, the original must be accompanied by a fully certified translation by a professional translator. This translation must include details of the translator’s credentials and confirmation that it is an accurate translation of the original document. It must also be dated and include the original signature of the translator.

Please note that documents listed are carefully explained whether they are mandatory or optional. You should collect as many documents as possible and use it as a checklist to ensure all documents where possible have been sent as soon as possible. Where you are unable to provide the original documents, please explain the reasons by adding your comments.
The documents we will require from you are as follows:

Evidence of Applicant's Identity
Current PassportScan bio-data and stamped pagesMandatory
Previous PassportsScan bio-data and stamped pagesMandatory
Proof of right of residence eg visaif anyMandatory
Recent Passport Photographs (x2)(Photo Guidance)Mandatory
Evidence of Identity and Relationship with Sponsor
Passport picture of your spouse/partner (x2)(Photo Guidance)Mandatory
British Passport of your Spouse/PartnerMandatory
Marriage/Civil Partner CertificateIf you have oneMandatory
Bank Statements for the past six months of the both of you.If you have oneMandatory
Mortgage Statement/Tenancy agreementMandatory
Letter of support from your partnerMandatory
Letter of support from others that know the two of youOptional
Documents showing you have been living together (as below)Mandatory
Divorce Certificate from previous relationshipIf previously marriedMandatory
Proof of Co-habitation for the past 2 years (Jointly or Severally)
Tenancy Agreements/Mortgage Statements/Land Registry TitleMandatory
Utility BillsMandatory
Bank StatementsMandatory
Correspondences form governmental bodies eg HMRC, DVLA, NHS/GPMandatory
Other correspondencesMandatory
English Requirement (whichever applies)
Evidence of passing an English Language TestFor more info: List of approved English Language Tests and CentresMandatory
Certificate of Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree taken in a majority English-speaking countryMandatory
Financial Requirement (atleast £18,600 gross salary per annum)
Letter of EmploymentPlease ensure you provide one which details your position, date started, income since you started and also confirming the last six month’s salary, that the role is permanent and you have been in the role for over six months.Mandatory
Payslips (past 6 months)Mandatory
Self-employment Tax Returnif appliesMandatory
Children Dependants
Previous and Current PassportsMandatory
Recent Passport Photographs (x2)(Photo Guidance)Mandatory
Biometric Cardif availableMandatory
Birth CertificateMandatory
Letter from Schoolconfirming length of study and residenceMandatory
letters addressed to child showing residence eg GP/NHS lettersMandatory
Other Documents
Other Documents
Home Office LettersIf you have themMandatory
Application Form Declaration Pages – Please PRINT and SIGNDeclaration PagesMandatory
Documents required by:asap
Also, please complete the following online form if you have not done so already.Immigration Application
Spouse Application

All documents should be posted or scanned and emailed to us to make sure they meet the requirements.

If you are posting the documents, they should be sent to: iam (immigration and migration), Suite 8, 225 Marsh Wall, Canary Wharf, London Docklands E14 9FW. Please send this as recorded or special delivery for tracking purposes. You are not required to inform us. You can track your parcel with Royal Mail (track and trace)
Please let us know if you cannot provide anything listed and we can discuss alternative documents you may provide. Once we have received the documents, we will inform you via e-mail and update your application in our records.

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